Intern

Intern’s 10-week Project:

The position will provide hands on experience in producing theatre. The Intern will assist in the administration of two productions in Shakespeare by the Sea’s admission Free touring Festival. The opportunity allows for exposure to productions that tour to multiple and varied, open-air venues. The SBTS Festival will include two professional Shakespeare productions that will tour to approximately 19 open-air public venues.

The intern will participate in marketing, fundraising and general production activities for the festival.

Intern’s Additional 10-week duties and activities:

The intern will work the Festival Producer and Lisa Coffi, the Producing Artistic Director. Lisa Coffi will operate as the primary Mentor for the program.

The intern’s day to day schedule will vary based upon production needs, but will include mostly evening and weekend hours.

The intern will have the opportunity to participate in marketing, advertising on social networking sites, grass roots fundraising efforts, patron correspondence, volunteer coordination, tour operations (technical and managerial), and general production assistance.

SBTS pre-production activities (early June) include assisting with marketing and pre-production operations of the Shakespeare Festival. The intern will participate in launching and updating our viral marketing efforts,  the distribution of flyers and posters, attending rehearsals, assisting in press photos, preparing venue maps for actors & crew, load-in of production equipment and fundraising merchandise at the Point Fermin Park Bandshell and will assist the producers with opening night activities.

SBTS production and tour activities (June-Aug) will include: attending the productions in San Pedro and throughout LA and Orange counties; front of house activities; coordinating with nightly volunteers; flyer distribution; concession and merchandise booth set-up, operations and entering sales data into spreadsheets; raffle ticket sales; pre or post show on-stage announcements; interacting with the audience and sponsors; participating in surveys and evaluations (and tracking responses); interacting with cast, stage managers and a full production team.

Skills, Knowledge or Other Requirements:

Meticulous attention to detail, great attitude, strong organizational and administrative skills, great phone etiquette, computer savvy, ability to work in high-pressure deadline driven situations, strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to work evening as well as days, ability to lift 50 lbs, ability to follow-though, and a team player. Intern will need to provide their own car for transportation to and from the workspace and performance venues.

Learning Objectives.

This is an excellent opportunity for an intern to get hands on experience in the administration of producing shows for a touring festival. They will develop a deeper understanding of the administrative activities that support theatrical productions and the direct correlation of activities to results. They will be able to:

1) Assemble and collaborate with production and artistic staff

2) Coordinate and motivate volunteers

3) Interact with audience members

4) Learn and execute some grass-roots marketing and fundraising activities

5) Get hands on experience of what it takes to produce a large admission free festival

Please email resume and cover letter to sbtsintern@gmail.com. Questions? Call 310-217-7596.

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